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Gaia GPS - Topo Maps, Trails, and Tracker for Hiking, Biking, Camping, and Hunting Offline

$19.99 4+ iphone & ipad In-app purchase
Overall Satisfaction click me 92
This is certainly the best GPS App I have ever used.
Most dedicated GPS devices are endowed with small screens.
It's really a labor of love for the developers.
Ability to select the best resolution for your needs.
This app worked amazing.
Thanks guys for making such a superb program.
Fun & Engaging click me 100
Awesome offline maps.
Usefulness click me 88
we found the altitude reading to be very accurate as well.
and is equally useful for hiking or foreign travel.
My most indispensable app.
Everything you might need in GPS app.
Perfect does everything I was hoping for and more.
Essential Tool for Hiking and Offroad.
Repeat Value click me 100
Zoom levels are well done.
Production Values click me 88
Ease of Use click me 86
it's really nice to be able to download maps for offline use.
I used the app to download maps for a new trail.
So easy to learn and use.
Still lots more to learn.
Updates & Support click me 100
Really sets the bar in quality of app and customer service.
Another unique thing worth noting--the developers actually respond to feedback /questions.
I loved the old version.
Fantastic Customer Service.
Successfully Installed Version 6.
Battery click me 100
You can now save battery life too.
burn precious iPhone battery carelessly.
Click blue bar for explanation of rating.

Featured in Apple's "Your Verse" stories
"Best Smartphone App 2014"
Trailrunner -
"Gaia GPS can get you where you want to go, no matter where you are."
FOXNews, TappedIn -
►► About Gaia (guy-yuh)
Plan trips and explore the wild with Gaia GPS, on your phone, tablet, and computer.
Since 2009, we've been constantly updating Gaia GPS to help people explore remote places, and stay safer in the woods. Top adventure guides recommend Gaia GPS for exploration all over the world.
Today, eight people contribute to the support and development of Gaia GPS. You can always get in touch with us at
Gaia comes from Greek mythology - she is the Goddess of the Earth, or Mother Nature.
►► Maps
• preview maps online at
• download worldwide topo, road, and aerial maps
• use Gaia's unique, streaming, vector, worldwide topo map
• includes the best government topo maps for the US and Canada (USGS, USFS, NRCan)
• unlimited downloads for offline use - no extra charges
►► Sync, Back-up, and Website
• use Gaia everywhere - iPhone, iPad, iPod, and online at
• sync your tracks, photos, maps, and waypoints to all of your devices
• share links to tracks and photos, via email, Facebook, Twitter, SMS, and more
• keep your data backed up, effortlessly
►► Map Tools
• record tracks, waypoints, and take geo-tagged photos
• display NEXRAD radar, track data, and Gaia POI data with webpages from our search engine
• import and export GPX/KML files, by iTunes, Safari, DropBox, and email
• customize all aspects of Gaia, including units, coordinates types, color and sound, and more
►► GaiaPro
Subscribe to GaiaPro to get extra features, maps, and support. The cost is $3.99/month or $39.99/year.
* use to print maps and plan routes
* download multi-layered maps - mix and set opacity for many layers at once
* use MapBox cloudless aerial and street maps, the best and most up-to-date OpenStreetMap available
* view weather forecasts from Wunderground
* set custom icons for waypoints you create
* sync high-resolution photos to GaiaCloud
* dedicated email and phone support from within Gaia GPS Settings
To manage your subscription:
• TURN OFF auto-renewal via the main Settings app:
• Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Your iTunes account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal.
• Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase
• Visit the following URL to view our Privacy Policy:
• Visit the following URL for full terms of use:
►► IMPORTANT - IPOD TOUCH AND WIFI ONLY IPADS - This application will not be fully functional on these devices, unless you have an external GPS attachment. The GPS Recorder and compass will be inactive. You will be able to view maps and waypoints, but you cannot record tracks.
►► GPS WARNING - Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

This is certainly the best GPS App I have ever used. found in 113 reviews
to navigate forests and lakes for hunting and fishing. found in 14 reviews
Best topo app I have found for off road driving. found in 9 reviews
Really sets the bar in quality of app and customer service. found in 12 reviews
Making trails for hiking and biking was all I wanted from it. found in 5 reviews
It has points of interest that I couldn't find any other way. found in 6 reviews
limited proprietary map sources and short term obsolescence. found in 13 reviews
They have overhauled it for iOS7 and it looks great. found in 9 reviews
UPDATED: I got past the login and can use it. found in 1 reviews
But also many people have off-line GPS navigation apps installed. found in 7 reviews
but there are some excellent links on gaia's site. found in 3 reviews
I don't have very large maps. found in 2 reviews
Great map when you don't have network connection. found in 2 reviews
I like that the dev team is constantly improving the app. found in 2 reviews
Weak link are the map downloads. found in 1 reviews
Good But Not For Geotagging DSLR. found in 2 reviews
When there is no internet service. found in 2 reviews
Great App but Layers Shouldn't Cost Us More. found in 1 reviews
you cannot put it in flight mode to preserve batteries. found in 1 reviews
unfortunately new maps are needed. found in 1 reviews
Works ok but latest UI is a step backward. found in 1 reviews
Unfortunately it appears this app no longer supports snowmobile trails. found in 1 reviews
but it is not a reliable as Garmin standalone GPS unit. found in 2 reviews
Remember to switch maps to open cycle. found in 2 reviews
except imcrease max tile download sixe beyond 10000 tiles. found in 2 reviews
Don't care for the map download method. found in 13 reviews
However I am disappointed with the app for the following reasons: 1. found in 2 reviews
Great app if used for your own personal use and information. found in 3 reviews
but will not load saved maps. found in 5 reviews
but had been looking at GPS Kit as well. found in 2 reviews
Poor quality maps and interface. found in 2 reviews
Not working on new OS 4 :. found in 2 reviews
Crashes on iPad mini Please fix ASAP iOS 7. found in 1 reviews
rated better for offline maps.   rated better for travel companion.  
rated better for fishing spots.  
rated better for navigation apps.  
rated better for gps navigation.  
"Great offline navigation map without data plan."
"Thanks for this low cost alternative for a Offline GPS app."
"especially traveling in foreign countries OFFLINE GPS Detail maps."
"This is the best offline GPS app."
"This app helps me manage my battery life a whole bunch."
"This app is very convenient and helps me manage my battery consumption."
"Great app helps you manage your battery life for longer usage of device."
"Helps manage battery life and displays remaining battery level."
"Great tool with sufficient information to significantly help manage battery usage."
"Very user friendly and a great tool to help manage battery life."
1,519 total

This app is popular with:
  • very recommendable for hikers and bikers.
  • Best online/ offline GPS and topo map app for iOS currently.
  • It took me several unsatisfactory GPS mapping Apps to get here.
  • Save topo maps and find your way without cellular or wireless connection.
  • I used this app for dirt bike riding in Foresthill Ca.
  • turned on all the backcountry power saving features.
  • By far the best app for offline navigation.
  • Fast acquisition of GPS signal and very accurate.
  • You can now save battery life too.
  • Rivals arcmap for gps tracking.
  • Great mapping software.
  • I especially like the features for saving battery life.
  • Fun to also take photos along the way.
  • "I just downloaded and the search feature fails to work."
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